It’s go time for the Colorado Rapids. After losing the first game of the MLS Western Conference Finals to the Seattle Sounders, these soccer squads have to win big on Nov. 27 or go home. This playoff game is going to be good so click to watch.
The Seattle Sounders are in a decent lead going into this game, as they won the first-of-two matches of the MLS Western Conference Finals with a score of 2-1. For the Colorado Rapids, that means they need to be firing on all cylinders or their hopes of winning the MLS cup will come to a crashing stop. Will home field advantage give the Rapids the edge? The game from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado takes place at 4:00 PM ET.
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At first, it looked like the Rapids were going to rush their way into the MLS Cup finals. During the 13th minute, Kevin Doyle, 33, netted the first goal for Colorado, silencing the rowdy crowd at CenturyLink Field, per SB Nation. Considering Seattle fans are notoriously loud, this is an amazing accomplishment in itself. Yet, it wouldn’t take long for the Sounders to reply. Jordan Morris, 22, tied the score, proving why he’s the MLS Rookie of the Year.
The score remained tied in the half, but Nicolas Lodeiro, 27, would seal the deal for Seattle. After fooling Marc Burch, 32, with a turn, he ultimately was tripped and was given a penalty kick. It was all academic from there, as Lodeiro scored on the penalty and gave Seattle the lead going into this leg of the playoffs.
This is a must-win game for Colorado, but they’ve managed to keep themselves alive by scoring an away goal in this playoff. They need to hold Seattle to a scoreless performance in this game, while blasting the ball twice into the net. It’s not unreasonable, but there’s definitely no room for error. Jermaine Jones, 35, has been hot and cold with the Rapids, per MLS Soccer, and they need him to crank up the heat with this match. Any less, and Colorado’s goose is cooked.
Who do you think will win this game, HollywoodLifers? Do you want to see Seattle in the MLS Cup or do you think Colorado will clinch their spot in the MLS finals?